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Subject: Re: FLASH: preload images and swf
From: John Dowdell
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 23:10:18 +0100

At 10:03 AM 6/29/0, ">>Dustin Krysak wrote:
> Does anyone know if you can preload a swf file with JavaScript? Meaning
> with the preload images command in dreamweaver.

Sorry, if you'll check into the behavior you'll see it uses the array of
image objects which modern browsers offer. Because Flash content is handled
by the OBJECT or EMBED tag, which do not have a settable SRC attribute as
the IMG tag, the same JavaScript methods will not work as they do for

(That said, you can preload it on a previous page. If you're preloading for
fast display, then a well-designed SWF will start up quickly anyway and
then stream... search the Flash technotes with keyword "fast start" for


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